PSA: Autodesk Sketchbook is now free!

PSA: Autodesk Sketchbook is now free!


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The Inexpensive Backpack with Choice Materials: The Xiaomi Travel Business 26L

Xiaomi Travel Business Backpack 26L
I've got a new laptop backpack, it's the Xiaomi Travel Business Backpack 26L. This isn't my 1st laptop backpack. The one I had before, although great, was a bit too small for my needs. I constantly found myself either stuffing it to the brim or just having another smaller bag to hold the things that just wouldn't fit. Thus, I felt that I needed a new one and sent out looking for a roomier backpack that could store all my things. 

One of the biggest, if not the biggest consideration that I had when choosing a new piece of gear, equipment, gadget or whatever is cost. I like to compare the cost of the things that I am shortlisting, in this case, laptop backpacks. I like to compare the value that each one has in relation to my needs and if I could get almost the same performance or use of one for a lower cost. Most of the notable and recommended options that I was looking at were easily twice this bag's price, if not more. You ca…

Replace your Moto360's Battery using only Household Items

Here's the actual video that I've followed. It was uploaded by Seaian Dunn on Youtube entitled "Moto 360 v1 Battery Replacement (the easy way)."

Here's my watch along with the replacement battery and the actual household tools that I've used following Seaian Dunn's video.

Here's an amazon link from where you can purchase a replacement battery for the Moto 360 1st genereation:

The Story

Four years ago,  I received a very special gift from my significant other. Being a gadget enthusiast (nerd) that I am, she knew that I was very excited by the announcement and concept of Android Wear, an on-wrist extension of your Android phone's screen for glanceable notifications, timely information, and assistance. She also knew that I was into the design of the very first Moto360, in particular. So she decided to surprise me on my birthday by getting me one (I'm a very lucky guy). I was very happy to wear my shiny new Moto360 every d…

Navigate the streets as the World’s Most Famous Plummer, Mario [NEWS]

In celebration of Mario’s Special Day, “MAR10 Day”, the teams at Nintendo and Google Maps has collaborated to give us the chance to be our favorite Plummer, Mario, riding his iconic racing cart as we navigate the busy streets as we commute throughout this whole week.

To be able to roam the streets as Mario: First make sure that you have the latest version of Google Maps, if not, just hop on over to the Google Play Store and download the update there.Once fully updated, fire up the Google Maps app.Select a destination you want to navigate to from your current location, let’s say the Mall, and tap on “DIRECTIONS.”A familiar yellow box with the iconic question mark will appear next to the “START” button, tap on it.A prompt with Mario riding his racing cart will appear confirming whether you want to ride as Mario. Tap on “LET’S-A GO!”
And we’re off to the races.

Navigating as Mario on Google Maps is available on both Android and iOS phones. Good job Nintendo and Google Maps Teams.
If you …

Wacom Updates Beginner-Friendly Intuos Line of Drawing Tablets [NEWS]

Wacom has just refreshed its beginner-friendly line of drawing tablets, the new Intuos Small and the new Intuos Medium.

The most notable update for the new drawing tablets compared to the previous generation is the support for the massive jump in pen pressure sensitivity, up to 4,096-levels, compared to 1,024-levels of the previous generation; and also the having models with built-in Bluetooth wireless modules out of the box, eliminating the need to buy a separate wireless kit as opposed to the previous model.

Just like with the previous version, There are a couple of downloadable software bundled with each purchase of the new tablet:

CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO designed for comic book and manga creation.Corel® Aftershot™ 3 designed for RAW photo processing and retouching.Corel® Painter® Essentials™ 6 designed for digital drawing and painting.

The tablet now sports a newly revamped design that is as thin as 8.8mm, as slim as smartphones. It still has 4 ExpressKeys at the top but now feature…

How to Zoom and Pan within your Artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC

Being able to navigate your documents by zooming and panning in Adobe Illustrator CC is very important. It will make it much easier to create and edit your artworks. It will allow you to see more detailed artwork up close, for instance, or even take a step back to view the entire document.
You can think of panning as similar to moving a piece of paper on your desk.
To pan across your artwork within your currently opened document:
you can select the Hand tool in the tools section bar on the left, and click and drag within the document to pan across your artwork.or you can also use the shortcut key "H" to select the hand tool.or you can press and hold the spacebar to temporarily select the Hand tool to pan across your document.

When working with artworks with lots of fine details, you may want to zoom in to see things more clearly.
To zoom in and out within your document:
you can select the Zoom tool in the tools selection bar on the left, and clicking at the area you want to z…

Adobe Illustrator CC Tips and Tricks: How to Fit Your Entire File into the Workspace

Sometimes, when working with a large file or a file with multiple artboards on the screen, things could get messy and you constantly find yourself scrolling left and right, up and down, or zooming in and out to just view your work. Fortunately, there's a handy view option in Adobe Illustrator CC that lets you fit your entire file into view easily: the Fit All in Window feature.

To view your entire file in the window:

click on View in the Menu bar at the on Fit All in Window or you could use the keyboard shortcut:

Alt + Ctrl + 0

Your view will now be automatically resized to fit your entire work.

Hope you found this tip helpful and remember: Keep on Learning!

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